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Q: Vista on Dell Laptop

Hello all, I just acronis'ed (partition resized) Vista x64 from the whole hard drive 451 to 150gb and to make space for windows 7 installation on the free 300gb. During the resize the laptop went to sleep so I had to reboot --- but after rebooting, I could not create a partition because it reported as no space available. Somehow ? I got out of that and managed to resize again, this time successfully (so I thought) to 150gb. Installed Win7 successfully on the 300gb partition but now unable to boot back to Vista although the bootup gives both options win7 and vista. Ran EBCD and set up windows 7 boot with vista as second choice. Still no luck - Vista will not come up - even in safe mode - it just sits there with a black screen and the arrow cursor.

Tried the original install disk and did repair several times from the CD on vista partition but still did not start - I then went to command and ran bootrec.exe /fixmbr etc... it said successful but still no luck in vista boot. The 150gb partition seems to be intact there are program files and program files (x86) folders with all the installed stuff on it. Anyway I moved all what could be moved into the win7 partition in preparation for the worst!! (a fresh vista re-install). Is this my only solution now ??

Laptop is a Dell and has data backup - laptop still under warranty. If I re-install Vista I can re-install all the programs but how can I get back the Dell software for the online backup facilities ?
I notice there is a fat16 folder which has dell stuff in it but don't know how to recover.

A: Vista on Dell Laptop

hello
you can try to factory settings IF the recovery partition is still intact..... then start over if you want.... Laptop Recovery Instructions - Tech Support Forum

PS: did you look in disk management to see if both partitions are marked as active?
I don't know how to get there in win7.

GOOD LUCK !!

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running a Windows Vista network. no problems with 3 wirless computers running Windows XP. and no problems printing remotely using the desktop running Vista. new Dell laptop is running Vista and trying to add a printer, it doesn't see any of the printers. At first it didn't show the wired desktop on the laptop under the network. On the wired desktop under network, It showed the laptop as a music sign and not a computer icon. We deleted the workgroup name and retyped it and changed it to a private computer. have disabled both firewalls. The laptop is running Trend Internet Securioty. It then found the wired desktop on the laptop. But it still doesn't see any of the printers that are connected to the wired desktop.Tried to find the printers by typing in \\192.168.100 under the run command. It said it couldn't recognize the wired DNS address 192.168.100. That is the ipconfig address from cmd and then ipconfig from the wired Dell laptop.

What do we need to do to have the laptop see the printers?
 

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Hi, I have just registered.
I am interested in computers having started with a TRS 16K level 2 in 1981, followed by a BBC model B, followed by a PackardBell 16MHz PC. I then bought an Acorn RISC computer upgraded to StrongArm and only changed bacvk to PCs because I needed email facilities.

Here are details of my present PC
Hardware
I have a Dell Dimension 5000 P4 with HT technology (3.00 GHz, 800fsb, 1MB cache) with 1GB Ram
160GB HD
128mb ATI Radeon Graphics
Sound Blaster Audigy
etc
Software
The operating system is XP SP3
I use Avast, ZoneAlarm, CCleaner, Spyware Doctor.
I use Woks and Worksuite, Picasa3, Micrografx\Picture Publisher,
Serif PagePlus11, Serif PhotoPlus10, Audacity,
I am very happy with the setup

My wife has my old Desktop which had W98 and which has been upgraded to XP SP3 (from a new XP upgrade). This is an Intel Pentium3 732MHz with 512 MB Ram and serves her purpose for emails and word processing.

Two weeks ago I ordered a Dell Inspiron Laptop with Dual2Core processor, 2GB RAM and 250MBHD. It came with Vista just a week ago. I successfully connected the laptop to my wireless modem and two other desktops. I deleted McAfee and installed Avast and ZoneAlarm which caused problems. I ended up with open windows on the screen when setting up Avast which I could not remove. Even the TaskManager would not close this application. I opened folders to put photo images in and before I could the open folders disappeared. Vista upgraded eac... Read more

A:Dell Vista Laptop frustrations

Your issue (likely software) is most likely Virus\Malware related, have a look here:
UPDATED 8-step Viruses/Spyware/Malware Preliminary Removal Instructions

But because the Ram was only recently upgraded, there is a high possibility of that:
Please run Memtest on your Ram

I sense a Vista owner who has discovered they do not like Vista after all though
Oh and I came from similar days, but never owned a computer until about 4sim cards of 1meg ram (might have been 2sims cards, can't remember) But involved in computers before that as well

Thread moved from Introduce yourself
 

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I installed 500dHD on Dell Inspiron E1405 and now it's crashing and hanging up all the time. Tried formatting the drive and reinstall the OS which is Vista Biz, but cannot format or do anything. Thanks guys
 

A:Cannot format Dell Vista Laptop

Have you tried doing a clean install of Vista from the CD?
 

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I'd like to start by apologizing to everyone here at bleepingcomputer, I really feel as though I've insulted you by "leaving" the last thread. I was having some personal issues, that have since been delt with. I more than understand if you do not wish to assist me.Anyways, the computer has been running from time to time over the last few months, all offline. A few memos typed, a few offline games played.The school year is about to start, and we usually get our timings via email at about 2330hrs the night before they happen.Orginal thread found here:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...p;#entry1619083Recently, I tried to follow the most recent steps, but found nothing but 404 errors. I posted and tried the "fix" here:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...p;#entry1896481Full intro to the computer is in the first link.Thank you for your time.Tom.

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Hi, I just purchased a Dell yesterday and started using it today.

It came with the basic McAfee 30 day trial software but no other anti-virus or spyware software.

Anyway, looks like I have a spyware/malware on my computer.

I constantly get IE popping up with a "Best AntiSpyware Solution" window promoting me to scan my computer. The link is something like http://antispywareexpert.com/...

Can someone please help? I have attached the hijackthis below.

Thanks.

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:48:41 PM, on 14/06/2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Sigmatel\C-Major Audio\WDM\sttray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Windows\System32\WLTRAY.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\MediaDirect\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Users\Raymond Lee\Program Files\DNA\btdna.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Windows\System32\r... Read more

A:Spyware on Vista (Dell laptop)

Hi,

Just an update.. I downloaded Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and ran the program. It found a few infected files and removed them.

Since then, it looks like my laptop is running better - I'm not getting the popups from IE (which also pushed some popups with the url http://83.149.75.33/...)

Anyway, I'm posted an updated HiJackThis log as well as a Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware log.

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HiJackThis
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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:40:44 PM, on 14/06/2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Sigmatel\C-Major Audio\WDM\sttray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Windows\System32\WLTRAY.EXE
C:\Program Files\Dell\MediaDirect\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Users\Raymond Lee\Program Files\DNA\btdna.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Program Files\DellTPad\ApMsgFwd.exe
C:\Program Files\DellTPad\HidFind.exe
C:\Prog... Read more

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Hi there!

I wasn't sure if I should post this in the Vista or XP thread, but since I'm currently running on Vista, I thought this more appropriate.. sorry if I'm wrong :\

I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop, which came installed with Vista Premium 32. I've had it coming up to 2 years now, and it's in need of a reformat I think.

Whilst reformmating, I also want to downgrade to XP... I'm find it hard to justify the strain Vista has on my humble system, since it's not powerful enough to run anything using DirectX10 and the like.. I think a nice, more streamlined XP would turn my system into a faster leaner one... (imho).

I've backed up everything, except for my outlook emails, (I need to get onto that) but am I forgetting anything?

Vista is embedded on this laptop, but I don't think that's going to be a problem if I reformat and do a clean XP install.

It's also been a very long time since I've done this. Is it better to reformat, then do the reinstall? I can't even remember how to do the first, thought I know it's fairly simple... F1 springs to mind..

Is there a particular version of XP i should be aiming for?

My system spec:
Dell Inspiron 1501
AMD Turion 64 x2 1.6 GHz
Memory: 1GB (I was sure it was more than this!)
System type: 32-bit OS

Any guidance would be appreciated

Thankies
 

A:Downgrade Dell Laptop from Vista to XP?

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My Dell laptop which runs vista is painfully slow. I have McAfee, Adaware, Spybot and all the Vista security. I have tried Mozilla software to see if e-mail and internet would load up faster but no luck. Here is my Hijack this log, which looks pretty full to my inexperienced eye. Any helpful hints would be most welcome.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 17:32:23, on 24/07/2007
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Windows\sttray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\ico.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxWatchTray9.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSK\mskagent.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.EXE
C:\Program Files\Dell\MediaDirect\PCMService.exe
C:\Windows\System32\wpcumi.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Mail\WinMail.exe
C:\Windows\System32\Pmxmiced.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPS\mpsevh.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
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A:Slow Dell Vista laptop

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@@@@HijackThis Log on brand new VISTA [email protected]@@ I turned my computer on when it came, i deleted a few dell programs and installed superanti virus free, winavi,vlc player, ccc cleaner,malware remover, daemon tools,win rar,3gp convertor,ipod,img burn and newsleecher. But before I did any of this I noticed the Hijack this log was BIG! compared to my xp laptop which was tuned.

Is this log normal, I have not installed any crap and not got any viruses , spam , spyware etc. I have only deleted some dell software which might be why it shows as missing.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 23:34:36, on 12/03/2009
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.00.1905 SP1)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exe
C:\Windows\System32\WLTRAY.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\MediaDirect\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Program Files\DellTPad\ApMsgFwd.exe
C:\Program Files\DellTPad\HidFind.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apntex.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CCC.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Toolbar\wltuser.exe
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A:Why is my HijackThis log so big on brand new dell vista laptop?

deleted, or unistalled? There's a difference, I assume you know. "File missing" tells me you deleted stuff but didn't uninstall it properly. But, even if that's the case, your HJT log doesn't seem all that big to me. But then, I don't have a gold shield so I can't give any advice. Why are you worried about it anyway? You said it's brand new.
 

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I have a laptop with windows vista and started to have problems yesterday afternoon. I left on while I left for a couple of hours and came back and was never the same.

The first thing I noticed was the computer said I was hooked up to wifi but icon on bottom tool bar had and "X" through it and everytime I click on IE icon would take forever to come up and then when it did all the farther it got was "IE not repsonding". The "tools" function would not work. I reset IE from drop down window but did not help anything.

Then another thing it is doing is it wont power down when I command it to. It will do the hibernate funtion but wont turn all the way off unless i manually hit the power button. Then when I turn back on says was shut down improperly.

Also the "safe mode" does not seem to be functioning either.

I ran the internet protection program (which also took forever to come up) and says there are no viruses, etc, but sure is acting like it!!!

What is the deal?

A:Dell Laptop Windows Vista won't power down, etc.

Sometimes shut-down problems are related to improperly installed updates, but this doesn't sound likely from your description.

Head over to the Hijack This section of TSF and carefully follow the instructions on what to run and how to post the results. Someone trained in malware removal will get back to you.

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HI.

I have a brand new Dell laptop with Windows Vista. I have an HP printer that worked fine with my old computer. I have downloaded the HP driver for my printer from the official HP website (I've deleted and repeated this process several times). Prints go to the queue but don't print. The scan function works, so the connection is fine.
HP techs tried to troubleshoot but ultimately gave up and blamed Dell.
Dell blamed HP before even trying to help, and recommends that I call their tech support line and pay them to troubleshoot.
Microsoft is currently trying to troubleshoot but has been unable to solve the problem.

This is driving me crazy!!!

~Sue

A:cant print from Dell Win Vista laptop to HP printer

when you were re-installing the printer, did you just delete it in the printers menu, or did you uninstall all of the files that came with it? I only ask because i have had a similiar problem, but when i completely removed all the software then re-installed, it worked. Give it a shot

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Hi, I have an older Dell vostro 1510 laptop running Vista 32bit , I started using it recently after my son took my newer one to Uni, anyway, it is freezing every time, not long after the desktop appears.
This does not happen in safe mode.
Thinking it was a software or driver issue I performed a factory settings reset but was surprised to find the issue still exists.
It removed all the software and files that I had put on the laptop and I had to install the graphics card drivers (long story but I changed the motherboard for one that had the intel graphics card instead of the faulty nvidia one) so I assume that it had overwritten/re-installed the operating system? Or could I have to perform a clean install of that to fix the issue? I tried re-seating the 2 ram modules and booting with one then the other on its own but didn't work. Any thoughts or ideas on this would be great, thanks.

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I have an LCD screen that I connect with a VGA cable to use as a second monitor. I had a lot of trouble setting it up a long time ago, but somehow it magically setup correctly one day when I rebooted and has worked beautifully for a few months.

I recently changed some settings on my laptop (just disabled/re-enabled some services) and now when I hookup the LCD screen, it makes it my primary monitor with a resolution that it can't handle such that my laptop screen is blank because it is only outputting a signal to the LCD screen. Because the signal is in the wrong format I can't see anything on the LCD screen (it just says 'format not supported') so I can't change my personalization to the correct setting.

I'm doing this through the nVidia control panel and personalization in windows, but the real problem is my computer only detects the tv at start up, or coming out of sleep-mode with the 'force tv detection option' so I can only change settings that affect the tv if the computer has detected it. However, like I said before, once the computer detects it, it defaults to a resolution that doesn't allow me to do anything...it's quite the catch-22.

If anyone has any suggestions on what I could try I'd greatly appreciate it...
 

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I havent used my computer all summer and now that school has started up, I cannot remember my admin password. Is there anyway around the login so that I can avoid reformatting?

A:Premium 32 Bit Vista Dell Laptop Passwords

Originally Posted by kwilly1221


I havent used my computer all summer and now that school has started up, I cannot remember my admin password. Is there anyway around the login so that I can avoid reformatting?



You mean you log in as admin all the time? not very secure. they make admin password access limited for just this reason. Do you know about the built in (hidden) admin account?

Our problem is if it isn't your account (how do we know if it is) by telling you how to circumvent it we would be doing something illegal.

We can certainly tell you how to create a non admin account, easily. do you have any idea what the password was?

Ken

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I've got a Toshiba laptop whose Vista OS stopped working for some odd reason right after I got a single Blue Screen error. Now, I'm trying to re-install Vista on the same laptop using a Dell marked disk my step-dad has. Does anyone know if I'm going to get any known conflicts since it's a Dell disk?

A:Dell Vista Install on Toshiba Laptop

Hi it probably will not work as it is a dell disc the os will be tied to the machine it is meant for

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Hi,
   Bleeping Computer,
 
                                 BC Adviser was kind enough to help me with viruses in my old Dell Windows Vista Laptop in another topic.
 
                                 I was trying to change my sign in or log on password. It became somewhat difficult when I needed to get into the Administrator level account first. When I started to see this information my computer said some files were contaminated. That had me stop. I went into start and then wrote, Computer Management, and opened it. Microsoft site stated to type in cmd in the Start search box and then press Enter, but I was unable to get past that. I don't believe I did any damage because the operating system seems fine. 
 
 
                                 I would surely appreciate any help trying trying to change the Log in or Sign in Password.
 
Thanks

A:Old Dell Laptop w/Vista operating system

Hi,
 
    Figured it out, thanks anyway.
 

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Have never had a network/connection problem with this laptop (2 years).
Today I decided to reload Vista. All else is OK.
Cannot connect however.
Device Mgr. indicated all 'Other devices' not there including "Network Controller".
Have tried to go through install procedure from MS Driver CD that came with the laptop. No joy.
Previously I always connected to my wireless home network.
Now I cannot connect to my ATT router even with a cable.
Help!

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Hi

My sister, knowing I've successfully sought help on Techguy before, has gone on holiday and left me with her laptop, which is refusing to boot up. Here is what I've witnessed so far:

Boot up fails and presents (very quickly) a BSOD with the message:

STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error}
The initial session process or system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0x00000000 (0xc0000034 0x001005c4).
The system has been shut down.

(I only managed to capture this message by rebooting the laptop, pressing F8 and disabling automatic restart).

Next boot: run Startup Repair, which returns with the message:

Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically.

View problem details gives me the following:

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairV2
Problem Signature 01: ManualRepair
Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6000.16386.6.0.6000.16386
Problem Signature 03: 6
Problem Signature 04: 393222
Problem Signature 05: CorruptVolume
Problem Signature 06: NoRootCause
Problem Signature 07: 0
Problem Signature 08: 2
Problem Signature 09: WrpRepair
Problem Signature 10: 2
OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Where do I go from here ??? The terms ManualRepair and CorruptVolume would seem like something I should worry about.

Can anyone offer me any tips please ??? Do these problem details mean anything to anyone ???

Here's hoping for another Techguy success...

DD
 

A:Solved: Vista won't boot up on Dell laptop

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My problem is just as described keyboard stopped working on one side ... and on my wifes side it works ... do not know what to do, i restored, im doing a virus scann now on it .. no results yet ... right now have to usee on screen key board to type on that side ... please help me ..

A:DELL LAPTOP STUDIO 1735 VISTA

<<My problem is just as described keyboard stopped working on one side ... and on my wifes side it works ...>>

Are you saying that...each of you is a user/has a profile on the same system...and you cannot use the keyboard properly but your wife can?

I have no idea what you are referring to as a "side".

Louis

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Hi,

I've bought a Dell Vostro 1400 a few months ago. Once I got it, first thing I did was format Vista and install XP.

Now I want Vista back, but no "Operating System" CD came with my laptop. I only have a partition that's called "RECOVERY" that came with my laptop, but I have no idea how to use that. Even the laptop's manual doesn't tell me how to do it.

Any ideas?

Appreciate your help
 

A:How do I reinstall Vista on my Dell Vostro laptop?

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Problems.
1. dell, 2gb ram ,[email protected] Ghz, but has become v slow
2.. Problems with browsers, aftr a while shows (Not Responding) and has to be closed.
3. IE windows start opening up automatically, (uncontrollable) until i re-start, when i do click open a single window ...20-30-40 windows just wont stop opening....
Guys, i am working on something important..................plz help me out
hope the log helps.........

Waiting so eagerly..........

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:47:12 AM, on 2/5/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exe
C:\Windows\OEM02Mon.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\MediaDirect\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Sigmatel\C-Major Audio\WDM\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\DellSupport\DSAgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
c:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BtStackServer.exe
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A:Vista, dell laptop---Browser prob+v slow

Please do not create multiple threads for the same problem.
Continue here: http://forums.techguy.org/malware-removal-hijackthis-logs/797524-log-file-help.html
 

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Was using Facebook and clicked on a video that a friend posted.

The video didn't come up, it said the Flash player needed to be updated. Clicked on it.

Then the computer froze. Then it wouldn't let me do anything, no files would open or close.

Shut the computer off and turned it on. Then two new icons had appeared on the desktop. "Run Virus Scan" & "online spyware test"

Tried to start Norton Internet Security. The registation had lapsed, and it said had to renew. Couldn't log on to renew.

But a window in Norton came up to say Trojan Virus and a Severe infection.

Restarted computer in safe mode.

Running Norton Internet Security Full System Scan. It is not finding anything.

A:Running Vista on a Dell Laptop, Trojan Virus?

I think I am dealing with the same or similar Trojan infection now.

I have run:

Norton Internet Utilities.
MBAM
Avast!
superantispyware
ATF Cleaner

and the problem still seems to be present.

Argggh.

I thought it was working, when I could open explorer in the infected machine, but when I went to type in a web address, the keyboard typed gibberish.

I have been at this for several hours, and could use some moral support or technical know how please.

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Hello,

I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop that came with Windows Vista Premium. At random, unexpected times when I am on it, the whole computer locks up and the screen freezes. The mouse pointer doesn't move. The keyboard locks up. Like I said, it happens unexpectedly and I have no idea why. But here are some things I noticed when this has happened and hopefully you can analyze what I should do to fix this problem. First off, I notice, and I'm not sure the technical name for it, that the outlined cylinder icon that is in line with the power icon and battery icon in the bottom right hand corner of the physical, monitor boarder, does not flash green in spurts like it normally does (which I'm guessing the reason it does is because programs are running in the background). In does not highlight at all, although the power icon is still outlined green. So it is like the lights are on but nobody's home. The second thing I notice is that many times after this happens, the internal fan kicks on to high speed. This I feel is because the internal components are overheated. Is this true? If so, how do I fix this problem or the overall problem of this lockup, if you have any idea what might be it's cause. Thanks very much.

-Tom

A:Dell Laptop with Vista freezes/locks up randomly

how much ram do you have?

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Hi all,

I have a Rundll error whenever I load Vista;

"Error Loading C:\Users\(My Username)\AppData\Local\RMFxrvf.dll

The Specified module could not be found"

Since this error over the last week I have been unable to watch mkv files via media classic player without it stuttering throughout making it unwatchable. With the sound and video all out of sync.

Not sure if this is related but a timely and annoying Concidence.

Any help on this would be gratefully appreciated. I am a little nervous changing the registry keys in Vista as I dont know too much about them.

thanks again in advance for your help
 

A:Rundll error when loading Vista on Dell laptop

Sounds like a possible Malware infection

Go to this board, read the first "Sticky" at the top very carefully, then post your log on the Hijack board for expert help.

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/54-malware...jackthis-logs/
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Hi; new to the forum so apologies in advance for being clueless.

Massive thanks in advance to anyone who can try to help with my problem!

I've had this laptop just over a year and had no problems until recently, when I restored the machine to factory settings on the advice of a friend who works in IT (I'd had some problems, possibly AVG-related and couldn't boot up at all). No other changes have been made to hardware or software - in other words it's the same setup that's worked fine up until now.

Since restoring the settings the laptop boots to Windows but freezes up completely 2-3 minutes later and I have to power off and try again; I've tried changing power usage and sleep / hibernate settings but the outcome is the same again and again and the amount of time before it freezes isn't sufficient for me to download updates or drives in case that is the problem. Once it freezes I get no response from CTRL+ALT+Delete but if I C/A/D before the freeze I get a black screen (only the pointer visible) for 30 seconds, then an error message box saying "Logon process has failed to create the security options dialog - Failure - security options".

The specs are:

Dell Inspiron 1545
Vista Home Basic
Version 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001
Intel Celeron CPU
Bios: Dell A05 25/2/2009
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Installed RAM 3.0GB
Total Physical Memory 2.96GB
Available Physical Memory 1.69GB
Total Virtual Memory 6.12GB
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A:Dell Inspiron Vista laptop freezing 2 min after startup

Update

Left the laptop on overnight to boot windows normally, since I'd noticed on occasion one or two functions did seem to be working, just extremely slowly. Now I have BSOD w/ messages and can't eneter Safe Mode (the computer restarts and offers me Startup Repair and Boot Normally, both of which lead to the BSOD). The blue screen comes with an error message, sometimes 'This application has failed to start because user32.dll was not found' and the rest of the time 'This application has failed to start because basesrv was not found' .

A few days ago I ran a boot test (diagnostics) at startup and got the following:

[Memory - March U Test]
ErrorCode 0123
Error Code 2000-0123 Memory integrity test failed

Error Code 3600:0749
AC_Adapter_Invalid AC Adapter detected

I haven't physically touched the RAM or any other internals and the AC adapter is the one that came with the laptop, which I've been using without any problems for over a year.

Again, any help would be much appreciated.
 

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I need some help on my Dell Inspiron 1571. Vista is O/S, 2 GS Ram, 260 G , AMD Dual Processor.
At the point of booting up the black screen ask for the restore utility disk. I have tried it several times. Did the Bios to start from CD/DVD- no go. Also, changed to DOS to find the directories of the Dell utility disk and it does not see it. Do you know the fix? Any more information needed? Thanks a million.
Hugo
 

A:Dell Laptop Inspiron Vista Restore problem

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Hello,

I'm on a Dell 1537 Laptop which is less than 6 months old, and it's running on Vista. It has the standard sound and video card that came with it.

A week ago, I attached the computer to my new Television which is an insignia with the video cord. As soon as the video cord was removed the blue screen of death appeared with an OxOOOOOO7E error message.

Since then, the error and crash dump have become fairly reliable whenever anything inserted into the computer (USB, video, HDMI) except for the power cord is removed from it.

I have removed all recent files and programs as well as examined my drivers because that was a suggested thing to do on other forum posts.

The same crash dump has recently reared its ugly head without anything being unplugged from the computer, and this usually happens when on the internet and with multiple programs running.

I have attempted a full scan using both McAfee and MalwareByte, but they usually don't go all the way through because the computer crash dumps during the process. I did manage a quick scan on MalwareByte with no problems and it did not solve anything.

I hope you can help! Thanks a lot,
Elliott

A:Error OxOOOOOO7E Vista on Dell 1537 Laptop

Follow the instructions here: http://www.techerator.com/2009/08/fi...ndows-updates/

You most likely downloaded Microsoft's faulty update. It's been happening everywhere. Have to give some credit to Microsoft's beta testing team.

Good luck.

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Greetings, I own a Dell T5550 Vista laptop. The laptop will not boot up. It appears to be in a loop and keep saying "Configuring Stage 1 of 3, 2 of 3, 3 of 3. When it gets to stage 3 of 3, it says 100% complete and nothing happens. If I manually try to shut it off, it says "Shutting down" ...then I hold down the button and it shuts off. When I turn I turn it back on, the same thing happens........it continues the same thing, 1 of 3, 2 of 3 and 3 of 3.

Any assistance would be appreciated.

Thanks Bruce

A:Dell Vista T5550 Laptop won't boot - in loop

hi and welcome to the forum try using your install or recovery disc to run a repair
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tuto...torial148.html

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Hello,

I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop that came with Windows Vista Premium. At random, unexpected times when I am on it, the whole computer locks up and the screen freezes. The mouse pointer doesn't move. The keyboard locks up. Like I said, it happens unexpectedly and I have no idea why. But here are some things I noticed when this has happened and hopefully you can analyze what I should do to fix this problem. First off, I notice, and I'm not sure the technical name for it, that the outlined cylinder icon that is in line with the power icon and battery icon in the bottom right hand corner of the physical, monitor boarder, does not flash green in spurts like it normally does (which I'm guessing the reason it does is because programs are running in the background). In does not highlight at all, although the power icon is still outlined green. So it is like the lights are on but nobody's home. The second thing I notice is that many times after this happens, the internal fan kicks on to high speed. This I feel is because the internal components are overheated. Is this true? If so, how do I fix this problem or the overall problem of this lockup, if you have any idea what might be it's cause. Thanks very much.

-Tom
 

A:Dell Laptop with Vista freezes/locks up randomly

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Hi i am trying to install vista on a dell inspiron 9400, whenever i install i it gets to a certain stage then i get a bsod, i have tested the hard drive it is fine, and i can install win 7 no probs, i have used killdisk to fully wipe the drive but no luck, also when the pc starts up the screen looks corrupt/ graphics artefacts or something this only happens on the boot screen and in the bios soon as i boot from a disk it disappears, i also updated the bios any idea what this is?

A:Cant install vista on dell laptop inspiron 9400

If you can install Windows 7 but not Vista it seems to point to your install disk.

If you can install Windows 7 why bother with Vista.

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hello everyone i`m new on here looking for advice and help with a problem iv`e got with my laptop iv`e got a dell vostro 1510 but im wanting to a full reinstall with vista 32bit but i don`t have the disks for it ive contacted dell but got no where .
ive tryed doing all dells ways of reinstall image restore system restore etc but didnt work ive got the coa number on the laptop im just looking to do a full reinstall but windows don`t let you download vista anymore does anyone know where i can get dell disks from or how i could go about downloading vista or getting it from somewhere to do a restore thanks .
 

A:need help reinstall vista into dell laptop vostro 1510

You can download windows vista legally from HERE ( originally from Digital River ) and then follow the instruction to create a bootable DVD. You need your own license key to activate it.
 

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I have seen many problems like this but can't seem to find the answer.
New Dell laptop, Inspiron 1525, works well with wireless and dial up. Taken to work and tried to simply plug into my exisiting broadband server with a working ethernet cord, unplugged it from my working HP win XP and tried making it connect over to the laptop and no luck. It connects to the local network, but then will not move on to the internet/
. I took out Norton and put in AVG after many attempts and someone suggested that Norton was blocking. Have tried putting in IP numbers etc. please any help????!!!!
it has been weeks without answer and I just want to switch from the desktop to a laptop. Is it something in the dell itself or vista program?. I get the famous "error 815" something about the server name, what is that. nothing seems to take.
thanks, help please
Robin
 

A:dell vista laptop won't connectto existing broadband

Does your work place have an IT department? If so, they should be consulted.

If instead it's just a free for all at work, what kind of network? Domain? Using auto or static IPs? Can you be more precise about "connects to the local network" and about "will not move on to the internet/"?
 

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Got a new laptop Dell Studio vista premium for a customer. All he is going to use it for is to test internet. He will plug it in at the telephone box outside and make surre the internet is getting there to the house. He wants it to startup as fast as it can and get to the internet as fast as it can. What I would like to no is what can it do without? what servcices can I shutdown I will run that decrapifyer program and get rid of all programs he doesn't need, but I was wondering is you have any spacific sites or no what else I can do just to make it the fastest for what he wants to use it for. He will use it for nothning but what I have outlined in the beginning. Please let me know if you would, thanks
 

A:Solved: Vista premium-new Dell Studio Laptop-what can I cut

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Hi ... I have a problem with my girlfriends Inspiron...

I was running Partition Magic today and wanted to resize one of the partitions ... After restart Vista won't run...
I pick the Launch StartuP recovery, it shows System recovery Options window with nothing in it .... When I try to load the drivers it lets me to choose from 3 partions ... but there is no Partition C with the OS .
When I run startup repair it says: The Partition table does not have a valid System Partition. repair action : Partition table repair
Please help ... girlfriend nearly killed me ... cause of "lost" music etc ...
Thank You ...

A:Partition Table problem in Dell Laptop running Vista

Originally Posted by wiedun


Hi ... I have a problem with my girlfriends Inspiron...

I was running Partition Magic today and wanted to resize one of the partitions ... After restart Vista won't run...
I pick the Launch StartuP recovery, it shows System recovery Options window with nothing in it .... When I try to load the drivers it lets me to choose from 3 partions ... but there is no Partition C with the OS .
When I run startup repair it says: The Partition table does not have a valid System Partition. repair action : Partition table repair
Please help ... girlfriend nearly killed me ... cause of "lost" music etc ...
Thank You ...



W

First partition magic doesn't support vista. it was written in the XP hey day and doesn't know how to cope with vista or win 7.

there are many undelete 3rd party applications. You should stop using it untill you retrieve the data

If the data has not been overwrittin you should be able to retrieve some if not all.

Ken

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When trying to shrink the C drive on a dell laptop with vista a catastrophic error occurs. When the shrink volume demand is given the only message that comes up is catastrophic error. Is there anyway to fix or get around this error?

A:Shrinking the C drive vista dell laptop catastrophic error

What program are you using to try to shrink it?

you can try these i know they work as i have personally used both.

FREE EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition: Best Partition Manager freeware for Windows 2000/XP/Vista. - FREE

Hard disk drive management software, partitioning manager and partition recovery utility - NOT FREE

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Hi; new to the forum so apologies in advance for being clueless.

Massive thanks in advance to anyone who can try to help with my problem!

I've had this laptop just over a year and had no problems until recently, when I restored the machine to factory settings on the advice of a friend who works in IT (I'd had some problems, possibly AVG-related and couldn't boot up at all). No other changes have been made to hardware or software - in other words it's the same setup that's worked fine up until now.

At first (for 48 hours or so) everything seemed fine. Then, for several days after restoring the settings the laptop would boot to Windows but freeze up completely 2-3 minutes later and I had to power off and try again; I tried changing power usage and sleep / hibernate settings but the outcome was the same again and again and the amount of time before it froze wasn't sufficient for me to download updates or drives in case that is the problem. Once it froze I got no response from CTRL+ALT+Delete but if I C/A/D before the freeze I get a black screen (only the pointer visible) for 30 seconds, then an error message box saying "Logon process has failed to create the security options dialog - Failure - security options".

Finally I left the laptop on overnight to boot windows normally, since I'd noticed on occasion one or two functions did seem to be working, just extremely slowly. Now I have BSOD w/ messages and can't enter Safe Mode (the computer restarts and offers me... Read more

A:Dell Inspiron Vista laptop BSOD / freezing / crashing

A. If you have more than one RAM module installed, try starting/running computer with one RAM stick at a time.NOTE Keep in mind, the manual check listed above is always superior to the software check, listed below. DO NOT proceed with memtest, if you can go with option AB. If you have only one RAM stick installed......run memtest...1. Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip)2. Unzip downloaded memtest86+-....iso.zip file.3. Inside, you'll find memtest86+-....iso file.4. Download, and install ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/5. Insert blank CD into your CD drive. 6. Open ImgBurn, and click on Write image file to disc7. Click on Browse for a file... icon:8. Locate memtest86+-....iso file, and click Open button.9. Click on ImgBurn green arrow to start burning bootable memtest86 CD:10. Once the CD is created, boot from it, and memtest will automatically start to run. The running program will look something like this depending on the size and number of ram modules installed:It's recommended to run 5-6 passes. Each pass contains very same 8 tests.This will show the progress of the test. It can take a while. Be patient, or leave it running overnight.The following image is the test results area:The most important item here is the ?errors? line. If you see ANY errors, even one, most likely, you have bad RAM.

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My daughter's Dell Inspiron 1525, service tag J53SWG1. The laptop is running Windows Vista Ultimate with the most recent service pack. (Windows update does not show any available updates.)

The laptop has been giving Blue screen errors for the past 3 -4 weeks. The stop errors are always different. Most of the BSD occur either surfing the web or playing games on Facebook.

I updated the driver's via Dell Support & installed a new copy of McAfee Internet Security. I ran an antivirus scan an it came up clean. I ran Malware bytes scan & it also came back clean.

My daughter uses a cool pad under the laptop, plugged into the USB port, to ensure it stays cool. (I've use the laptop without the cool pad & the laptop did not get hot.)

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Bob
 

A:Solved: Dell Laptop - Vista Ultimate - Blue Screen

Hi, download BlueScreenView
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html
Download link at the bottom of the page.

Download > Install.
Once it has scanned > Click on Edit > Select All > File > Save Selected Item
It will open in Notepad - or save to Notepad > Copy > Paste.
Then Post the last 5 minidump files

Check this link first
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Download Security Check by screen317 from.
http://screen317.spywareinfoforum.org/
Or
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/securitycheck/

Save it to your Desktop.
Double click the install icon.
If using Vista - Win 7 - right click the install icon and select "Run as Administrator"
A command Prompt window will open.
Let it scan the Pc - press any key when asked.
It should now open in Notepad.
Copy and Paste the result of the scan in the reply box below.

The saved log will be called checkup.txt.
 

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I have a home network with an computer using an XP operating system and it is networked via a Linksys WRT54GS router. I also have another desktop that uses windows Vista Home Premuim. Between the two machines we use either a Lexmark e232 and or a HP G85 printer. There has never been a printing or shring issue between these two computers. I was recently given a Dell 922 Printer and bout a Gateway M-Series laptop running Vista Home premium. For the life of me, I can't get the laptop to print via network with the Dell. The laptop doesn't have any problem adding and or printing to the other 2 printers.
The error I keep getting is 0x0000000d. I tried the registry fix that Microsoft recomments, but with no luck. Any help or guidance is appreciated.
 

A:Can't network a Dell 922 between and XP server computer and a laptop with Vista Home

This is a procedure that I've had success with installing Vista printers when the normal install didn't work.
Temporarily connect the printer to the Vista machine and install it as a local printer using the proper Vista drivers.
Disconnect the printer and move it to the XP machine it normally connects to and make sure that it's configured as a shared printer.
Open the Printers and Faxes folder on the Vista machine, right click on the printer and select properties.
Create a new Local Port for this printer with a name of the full network path name to the shared printer, i.e. \\computer_name\printer_name.

 

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I'm still trying to fix my sister's laptop (more out of sheer determination at this point). I gave up on trying to fix the black screen problem and on trying to get to her files, and did a full Factory Restore... Vista booted up perfectly after that...and then I tred to get online.

Here's what I know: The wireless adapter is enabled (when I press "F2" a little icon pops up with an antenna with waves coming off of it, so I know it's on). When I run the connection utility, it says "Windows cannot find any networks", but my network is fully operational and I am connected to it on my computer, laptop, cell phone, playstation, and tivo, so I know the signal is working. I ran a diagnostic on the adapter and it passed everything, so from that I can see that the computer recognizes it and it is functioning. I also tried to update the driver but still had no luck.

Any other ideas? I'm still floating with the idea of wiping vista and using my OEM CD to install XP, but I want to make sure the thing is functioning properly first. Any suggestions are appreciated.

A:Dell laptop w/ Vista doesn't recognize wireless network

Hi liguy,

OK, on the laptop:

1. In Network and Sharing Center, is Network Discovery turned on?

2. In Manage Network Connections, are there any other connections shown besides your wireless? Any with a red X; if so, disable it.

3. If the above is all OK, open a command window (Start, Run, type Cmd in Open: Box and click OK). In the command window type ipconfig /all (space between g and /, no space after /), right click on window, click on select all, right click on window icon at top left, select edit > copy, and paste result in your reply.

Please let us know one way or another.

Ed

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop. The keyboard continously "skips". When I type - whether it's in an email, instant messaging, or surfing the net - whe I type, the cursor will suddenly reposition itself to some random place in my previous text. This problem started when the laptop was brand new (it's one year old). I've typed fast, I've typed slow. I've made sure my hand or thumb is not accidentally brushing the touch-pad. I've rebooted, I've reinstalled, all to no avail. Any suggestions? I cannot send the computer back to Dell at this point because I actually took out Vista and installed XP to see if it would fix. I reverted back to Vista, but I'm sure Dell would see what I did and the warranty would be void.
 

A:Vista - keyboard skipping Dell Insipron 1720 laptop

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Hello all.

I just got a new 1530 from Dell about a month ago and just yesterday, it started having start up problems. It failed to start once yesterday morning, and I decided to run "start up repair". A few seconds in, it asked if I wanted to use system restore, and I selected yes. However, the start up repair wouldn't stop, so I manually turned off my computer. When I turned it back on, it worked perfectly fine. However, when I tried to use it again later, it booted successfully, but then simply turned off when I tried to connect to a network. When I tried turning it on a few seconds later, it failed to start up again. Using start up repair again, it said it was trying to repair the disk. Although it said "this may take more than an hour to repair", it was still working after I left it on for 12 hours. Frustrated, I turned it off and tried to see if it would start up normally.

In short, it didn't. In fact, it said "Disk read error. Press ctl+alt+del to restart". Upon doing so, it tries to boot, and then displays the same message (Disk read error).

I'm running "pre-boot diagnostics" right now because I really don't know what else to do....

Desperate for help,
LittleBunny
 

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I'm sorry I didn't know what to put for the subject, and I hope I'm in the right forum. Forgive me if I'm not.

My Dell Inspiron 1420 (Vista) laptop is two years old. About 4 months ago, it started doing something weird. When I'm typing an email, I get a few paragraphs down and the cursor suddenly jumps back up several lines into what I had previously typed and starts typing there. I have to delete the letters and move the cursor back to where I had left off and begin typing again. This happens repeatedly. When I'm writing a private message in Facebook, the same thing happens plus I can only type a few paragraphs and then I can't type any further. Actually, I am typing but the lines are "jumping" and I can't see what I'm typing. It's so hard to describe unless you've seen this in person.

About two months ago, my hard drive crashed. I went to a computer repair guy and he put a new hard drive in and reloaded the software that was on it (which wasn't really anything, as I never did even install my word processing software). Anyway, I was thinking that would solve the problem, but it still does it.

Has anyone come across this or do you understand what I'm explaining that you could help me? It's very frustrating.

Thanks for any help!
Sue
 

A:strange problem w/ Dell Inspiron 1420 laptop (Vista)

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Yesterday our laptop froze up and had to reboot and it rebooted to a black screen that said :

Windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer.
This error can be caused by unplugging a removable storage device such as an external USB drive while the device is in use, or by faulty hardware such as a hard drive or CD-ROM drive that is failing. Make sure any removable storage is properly connected and then restart your computer.
If you continue to receive this error message. contact the hardware manufacturer.
File /Boot/BCD
Status 0xc00000e9
Info An unexpected I/0 error has occurred.

I have had nothing plugged into the computer. Now I am at System Recovery Options screen but no operating system is listed and when I click on Load Drivers I don't know where to go after that.

Please Help me! I'm lost...

A:No OS in System Recovery Options (Vista Home Premium Dell Laptop)

You may have hard drive issue....Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287 (or http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...ive+diagnostic)Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.For Toshiba hard drives, see here: http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Path=Serv...ties#diagnostic

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Dell bios screen stops loading @ about 80%. When I restart and try and use ANY of the "F" keys or Ctrl Alt Delete or my OS disk or Diagnostic/utilities DVD's that came with my laptop... nothing happens. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
 

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Hey all,

Windows Vista shutting, forcing an update on me and I had to turn off computer at that moment so I manually shut it down. Launched it again and Vista was unable to boot, so I put in installation CD and did a repair. Then Vista installed but it now lacked the drivers needed for network adapter.

I installed the Realtek RTL8168/8111 but still I cannot connect to internet with wireless. Under other devices the following have explamation points:
Mass Storage Controller
Network Contorller
SM Bus Controller
Video Controller

The computer is a vostro 1520 dell laptop. All hardware on it is the defaults that came with computer.

Thanks for response.

A:[SOLVED] vostro 1520 dell laptop no wireless connection on vista

There should be a service tag located on the laptop's bottom. Surf over to Dell's support site (Dell - Drivers and Downloads) and input the service tag. You should be able to download the drivers you are missing.

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I have a Dell XPS M1330 with Windows Vista. I recently started a project which requires a lot of video editing and was handed a JVC GY-HD101E camera. Everything has gone smoothly except I can't seem to import my videos from the camera to my computer through Windows Movie Maker and the IEEE 1394 (firewire) port. When I start my computer with the firewire cable plugged in, a window appears in Windows which says "Installing driver software" and the new hardware is identified as a "Digital Still Camera". The first step of the install is called "Searching preconfigured driver folders..." and it usually fails within 30 seconds. However I was able to go further in the process one time. I deleted the file called INFCACHE.1 in the C:/Windows/inf/ folder which seems (according to my net research) to have caused a lot of driver problems. After restarting the process began again and got to the second step which was searching through windows update for a driver, a driver was found which seemed to be downloaded and the installed, so the process finished. However it didn't seem to change anything since Windows Movie Maker didin't find any camera and when I restarted the driver process began again and failed once again.

I also tried connecting the camera to a friends iBook but it didn't even find the camera.

I have spent the better part of the last two days searching the web for clues for how to fix this but I have yet been unsuccesful. The... Read more

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is there a driver that will work with vista for my modem?

A:my dell 1150 laptop was changed from xp to vista my dialup modem wont work

Er.... what is the make an model of this modem?
 
A little history regarding your problem wouldn't hurt.

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I have experienced a lot of problems when I first attempted to install XP on on my laptop which came with windows vista preloaded. I somehow managed to setup dual boot.

The problem then was to find the right drives for me dell XPS m1330 laptop. Dell would not support for XP.

So what did I do? I wrote two posts on my blog with step by step procedures to:

1. install XP on a vista laptop
2. XP drivers for Dell XPS m1330
 

A:installing XP on a vista laptop and setting up dual boot. xp drivers dell XPS m1330

Nice write up, thanks. I posted the links on the Dell forum, hope you don't mind.
 

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Hello 
My husband uses Chrome and it is running very slow. Firefox seems unaffected.
 I recently wiped my computer after a nasty virus and have been trying out various security systems recently trying to decide what I want to buy. Currently using trial version of Avast. I am guessing that I need to take some of those off and would love any advise to get rid of unnecessary programs. I am looking at you, HP! 
In looking at other threads I read potential helpers like to have people download and run speccy and minitoolbox to spot what is wrong. Thanks in advance for your help, A
Speccy
http://speccy.piriform.com/results/UN3RLKAb2oztCVNmz7CV6zp
 
here are my minitoolbox results:
MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 23-01-2014
Ran by azane (administrator) on 30-03-2014 at 12:22:26
Running from "C:\Users\azane\Downloads"
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium  Service Pack 2 (X64)
Boot Mode: Normal
***************************************************************************
 
========================= Event log errors: ===============================
 
Application errors:
==================
Error: (03/27/2014 10:17:18 AM) (Source: Application Hang) (User: )
Description: The program firefox.exe version 27.0.1.5156 stopped interacting with Windows and was closed. To see if more information about the problem is available, check the problem history in the Problem Reports and Solutions control panel.
Process ID: 7e8
Start Time: 01cf47b542... Read more

A:Chrome running very slow in Vista Home Premium SP2, 64-bit Dell studio laptop

@abzurdly zane
 
You should only have one active antivirus installed at any time.  Multiple antivirus programs can cause false positives, it can even cause your computer to become unstable resulting in BSODs.
 
Your D: drive has 0% free space.  It is full.
 
How did you reinstall Windows?
 
Is Firefox running slower than Chrome your only problem?

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To whom it may concern...
My brother in laws daughter was playing games and has accidentally pressed some wrong button on his laptop changing the orientation of the monitor image. I'm a MacUser running Vista on Parallels... and I have been trying to figure out how to fix it for them. I have gone into Control Panel and then into Monitors... as I was hoping there would be a setting to rotate the monitor view.... but no such luck. Can anyone tell me how I can fix this... as his daughter also needs to have it working for school assignments.

Any comments most welcome...

Yours sincerely,
Anthony
 

A:Problem with Screen Orientation on Dell Inspiron 6400 Laptop running Vista ?

Ctrl + Alt + <an arrow key>

It can probably also be done where you are looking, but only for those monitors/cards/drivers that allow it.
 

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Can I install WinXP Pro from older Dell laptop on to new Dell laptop?

I am using a Dell Inspiron 8200 right now and in order to save some money on my new Dell laptop, I'd like to order Home or MediaCenter with the new computer and then install WinXP Pro myself instead of paying the extra $119 to have them do it. I have a Reinstallation CD of WinXP Pro that came with the old Dell laptop; will I be able to use it to install WinXP Pro on my new one?

Thanks.
 

A:Can I install WinXP from older Dell laptop on to new Dell laptop?

probably not no. they are usually pretty good at stopping people install their restore discs onto different systems.
 

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Over the last 2 days I have been having a problem as indicated in the title of this post. The fault has rectified itself 3 times, but again today, it is back to "battery plugged in, not charging." As I am running the laptop (Windows Vista Home Premium; 32 bit) on the adapter without problems, I assume that the adapter itself may not be faulty.
I also have a Dell Inspiron 630M laptop running Windows 7.  Can I safely use that adapter with the Vista laptop, without causing damage to the Vista ?  If it is safe to do so, and the battery on the Vista starts charging, then it would indicate that the Vista adapter/charger has some kind of fault.
Hoping someone can give me some guidance. Thanks.

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop. Battery plugged in not charging. Can I use adapter from a Dell Inspiron 630M laptop ?

If the adapter has the same plug and the same or higher power rating, you can swap them.
Check to see whether the 1545 recognizes the AC adapter or whether it shows unknown (F2 at powerup).  If it shows unknown with two different adapters, you have a bad power jack or a bad mainboard.

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The short version of my question is exactly what the topic says-- Can I install a Dell-provided OEM version of Vista on a non-Dell computer?

But, here's the wordier version giving context, if anyone's interested.

About 10 months ago, I guess, I got a Dell Vostro that came with Windows Vista Home Basic. However, I had no interest in Vista (because I already had a Windows machine) and the very first thing I did was install Ubuntu on it. I still have the Vista reinstall disk, though, which, to my memory, hasn't been used.

Now I'm planning on getting a barebones system and upgrading what I see fit. For the time being, I'm going to use the Windows 7 RC, but I'd like to get the uber-great upgrade deal that they're having to pre-order either the Business or Home Premium version upgrade. So, to do that, I'd need an XP installation or a Vista installation. Is there any reason, legal or software-related, that I wouldn't be able to install Vista using that disk that came with the Vostro?

I heard somewhere that sometimes if you try, it'll say something like "This is not a Dell computer, you evil, evil person" and refuse to install, so I wanted to make sure before I pre-ordered the upgrade. I don't want to get the upgrade and have nothing to upgrade, of course.
 

A:Solved: Can I install a Dell-provided OEM version of Vista on a non-Dell computer?

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Hey, im having some issues. I have a DELL inspiron 5100 laptop and i just recently removed a virus that almost destroyed my hard drive, I got it to work fine but after a few days of use it started to freeze up on the DELL loading screen on the start up, i accidently pressed the F12 key and it took me to a screen with different ways to start up XP, like through the Hard drive or a disk.
i selected to run offthe hard drive and it froze up any help?

thanks

A:[SOLVED] Dell inspiron 1500 laptop freezes after DELL loading screen

hi, after you hit F12 did you see the diagnostics program at all? Ordinarily I would say It may be worthwhile running a scan on the hard drive if you can. But, I see you removed a virus, can you tell me if it was with the help of the antimalware section on this forum? or did you just remove it yourself? I need to know if you are absolutely sure you removed all traces of the virus - if you had the help of a forum they would have given you the "all clear". Have you tried starting in safe mode at all?

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After connected my dell XPS 13 with Dell 34" ultra monitor via Kensington SD4000 universal docking station. Have video but no sound coming out from my ultra wide monitor. The only sound that I heard was from the XPS laptop. My Laptop's OS is window 10 and I tried to use Chrome and explorer Edge, none of the search engine is able to solve the problem. Moreover, I checked my all connective cables to/from the docking station and it seems fine to me. Please help!!!!!!!!!!!!

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whenever i switch on my dell studio 1737 laptop it wont go past the dell logo stage.
any help out there on how to fix the problem?
at the moment i am running a diagnostics test and seems like most devices are passing the test.
Michael
 

A:dell studio 1737 laptop wont boot past dell logo

It could be any number of things but my first 2 guesses are possibly the hard drive or motherboard.you might want to take it somewhere so that you will get a correct diagnosis.
 

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Hi, I had a GPU fail in my Dell Vostro 1500 laptop. The card that failed was an NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS. The Vostro laptop actually can accept an NVIDIA 8600 GT card too. So I ordered the replacement part from Dell for the 8600 and they shipped me a refurbished unit.
The surgery to put in the new card took all night for hack like to do. I did not look carefully at the refurbished unit they shipped me as I was nervous handling the card (that I might break it).
But when I turned on the laptop after the installation, I did not get a pause at the BIOS saying “I see new hardware” like I did when I upgraded the RAM.
After the computer booted up I uninstalled the 8400 driver and then installed the 8600 driver. There was a snag at it’s possible that Windows automatically reinstalled the 8400 driver during one the required reboots but I KNOW that I wrote the 8600 driver over top at least (I had hoped to do a clean uninstall then reinstall but Windows tried to grab a driver for me).
So now when I right click on computers, properties device manager it shows the video as still the 8400 card. The 8400 card I removed has a sticker on it that says KU907 on it. The invoice for the 8600 that Dell sent for the 8600 says KU907 on it too.
I think I was sent the wrong part from Dell (I paid a higher price for the 8600 GPU) . Is it possible that a legacy driver is making the Vostro think it has the 8400 when the part IS an 8600. Or when I go to the Device Manager, does the computer physically c... Read more

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Is there a way to fix this issue I re installed it dell quick set, and the icon stays till I shut down the computer or restart it then its no more I want this to stay I did the msconfig already, and its not on there and how would I work around this to keep it staying on permanently? 

A:Dell Inspiron 1750 laptop Dell Quick Set icon goes away after start up

Where are you placing this icon?
 
How are you creating the icon?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 laptop and have recently done updates from Dell but since then now when I turn the laptop on its running extremely slow and nothing seems to load up.  I'm on Windows 10
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5200U Processor,
Inspiron 15 5000 Series

Could anyone offer any advise?

Thanks

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Hi there. I bought a Dell Inspiron 17R-5720 back in September 2012, and have been having this issue pretty much since I bought it from Amazon. The computer is running Windows 7 64 Bit, 6 GB RAM, Intel Core i5-3210M @ 2.50 GHz. I have Microsoft Security Essentials installed and run scans regularly.

Pretty much what happens is that the screen will turn to colored static, and the computer will be unresponsive. In order to make the machine usable again the power button must be held down and the computer restarted. The odd thing about it is that it almost always happens when I am in the process of moving the laptop from one place to another. For example moving the computer from my lap to the table next to me. It has happened once or twice when I just touched the computer while it was on the table next to me. A few times the screen just turned black.

Since it is still under warranty, I called Dell support and they sent out a technician, who didn't seem to do any sort of troubleshooting. He replaced the motherboard and the LCD display. This of course did not fix the problem, so I called Dell again. This time, they had me send the computer to them. They received and sent it out the very same day, again, it doesn't seem that they did any real troubleshooting. When the same malfunction cropped up again, I of course called Dell and they said that when they received the laptop there was some sort of cable inside that was "loose", so the connected this cable and sen... Read more

A:Dell Laptop, Display Turns to Static/System Freezes, Dell Can't Fix

The technician Dell sent came to my house today. He replaced the motherboard (again), the LCD screen (again), and the hard drive. Fast forward five hours later, and guess what? The problem still hasn't been fixed. I just got off the phone with Dell support, of course their first suggestion was to send the computer in again and have them "fix" it. It took about an hour of going back and forth being on hold/arguing before they finally said they would "elevate" my case and and have someone call me on Monday to discuss it. I think I've given them plenty of chances to solve this, now I just want a replacement computer. Though with their track record, I'm not holding my breath. I'm even doubting that I'll get a phone call.

Does anyone think that this is power supply related? Not the power cord itself (I've used two different cords), but whatever is inside that powers the system. Sorry, I'm not that computer savvy.
 

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Inspiron 15R SE 7520
When I attempt to start my laptop it goes to the Dell logo screen and will not boot Windows 8. Any suggestions?
I've had the computer less than a month and if I have to restore the system completely it will not cause much of a problem.

Thanks for the help in advance!

A:Dell Laptop w/ Windows 8 won't boot past dell logo screen

Hello Univers789,
Re-installing windows is the last resort. So before doing that, you can try the steps mentioned below which might fix the issue. 1. Restart the laptop and start tapping the F2 key at the Dell logo for enter the BIOS. 2. Navigate to the “Advanced” menu. 3. Change the SATA operation/selection in BIOS from Intel Smart Response to AHCI. 4. Press F10 to save changes and exit. 5. Reboot the system. 6. Go back into the BIOS by tapping the F2 key and change the SATA operation/selection in BIOS from AHCI to Intel Smart Response. 7. Save changes and exit by pressing the F10 key. 8. Reboot the system and it should boot normally into Windows. In case the above steps don’t fix the issue, run the Pre-Boot System Assessment (PSA / ePSA) Diagnostics. Run the test and check if gives any error code. Note down the error code and update me with the same, would let you know the next course of action. Please write back with results. 

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My home desktop is connected to a wireless router through AT&T U-verse and it's broadcasting just fine. I can see the name and everything when I try and connect on my laptop but there is always an error that brings me to a troubleshooting screen. I've made sure the password is correct by going to Start-Run, IPCONFIG and then typing my IP address into the address bar in my browser. I dont know what else I can do, I feel like I've tried everything! Help please.
 

A:Laptop (Win7 Dell Inspiron 1525) won't connect to desktop (XP Dell) wireless router

Sometimes, you need to replace the router.
Sometimes, you can call your service provider and ask them to take a look on line to see if the subscription needs to be refreshed.
But often, all that is needed (despite the fact that it is a lot of work) is to uninstall your existing system, then reboot, and reinstall everything.
You might also find success by looking at your device manager in Windows to see if you have any grey, red, or yellow flags by any related device. That may show you have a permanent hardware failure if you cannot restore it, then you are off to the store or your provider for a new cable modem or router.
 

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I want to switch between 2 laptops onto a DELL E178FPc Monitor (which is VGA input only).  The Laptops are a DELL E6410 -VGA out only, running Win7    and  a DELL Inspiron 5000 series machine -HDMI output, running Win10.
I have tried to achieve this using a KVM switch (the ATEN CS22U, non-powered). It claims to be Win7 compliant.
When I connect it to the E6410's VGA port and then in to the Monitor it says 'no signal detected'. Subsequent research would suggest that even if I were to somehow get a display through the KVM switch it will be lost as soon as you switch to the other laptop (!). 
I have come to believe through research on the web that the E6410 Laptop will only work with a VGA monitor being directly connected to its port, or an alternative (powered) KVM Switch with so called Active-DDC (whatever that is!) may also work. 
Needless to say I have exhausted my tech knowledge on this one.
Can anyone offer further advice or recommend a solution?
Ed.

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I am plugging a HDMI cable into the HDMI port on a Dell E5440 laptop and the other end of the cable, which is Display Port, into a Dell P1914S monitor.
Nothing shows on the external monitor no matter what I do or try on either the laptop or monitor?  I have tried this on a Dell E7000 series laptop also with no result on that one either?
Does the HDMI port on Dell laptops support video or do I need to utilise some other means of connecting a second monitor.  Bear in mind there is no VGA output on these laptops.
Thanks in advance
Wayne

A:Dell Laptop HDMI to Dell Monitor DisplayPort?

Display port is NOT bidirectional. You can go from DISPLAY PORT OUT to HDMI IN but you CANNOT GO HDMI OUT to DIsplay port in.
I would suggest an HDMI to VGA adapter.
https://www.amazon.com/View-Hdmi-Converter-Raspberry-Board/dp/B00F04N28I
 

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop.  Recently, I bought a Dell Ultrasharp monitor U2412M to attach to my laptop to have an ergonomic home office.   My knowledge of computers/hardware is pretty... rudimentary.  
24"1920 x 1200Nice adjustable stand1x DVI-D port, 1x display port, 1x VGA port, 1x USB 2.0 upstream port, 4x USB downstream ports
I use my computer for writing documents, internet surfing, and rarely for watching tv.  Eventually, I will buy a lighter and newer laptop, but probably not for a year or two.
I think I bought the wrong monitor....  I was hoping to buy something to use now, that will last, and that will work with any future laptop I buy.
My monitor just arrived.  I connected it to my laptop with the VGA cable (my laptop doesn't have DPI or HDMI input).  It worked, but the picture didn't look.... very good.  
It is my understanding that VGA connections are the worst quality.  Can I use an ?adapter to connect to the VGA cable to access the DVI-D port on the monitor?  Or is this the best I can get?  I'm not even sure what ?video cards are, or whether I need one of these.  
I also looked up the specs on my old laptop and it says the specs of my laptop screen are 
1366 x 768 pixel
So is this the limit of what an attached monitor can be?  

Any input appreciated.  Thanks.

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I have a dying Dell D610 laptop running XP Professional. I want to reformat/restore it, but I don't have the original OS disc (but I do have the original drivers/utilities disc.

But I DO have a legit Dell XP Home edition SP2 disc, with a key & everything (from my mom's Dell Desktop of about the same era as the laptop).

The question is now obvious, can I use the OS disc I have to re-do my laptop?

Thanks!

A:Can I Load My Dell XP Desktop Disc on Dell Laptop?

What do you mean by dying ? It would be senseless to reinstall, eg, if your HD was "dying".

As far as I know, an Install disk is not different for a desktop and Laptop. It will configure the OS based on the hardware you have on the laptop. Backup what you need from the laptop, and have at it.

PS: I am just another user, making a comment & do not work for this forum !

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Typo on the title, I ment Truemobile 360, NOT 355.

I have an older Dell D400 I'm trying to breath some life back into and I thought I would try out Windows 7.

Well, I got everything working good I think, but the Dell 360 Truemobile bluetooth.

Windows 7 just won't see it. No matter what driver pack I try, it says no bluetooth found. The official Dell Vista pack asks me to turn on the bluetooth but I can't even figure out how to do that, and the light on the laptop is not lit up.

I see dell has this app/patch that it suppose to enable the bluetooth but that also tells me no blue tooth found.

I can't use my bluetooth cellphone as a modem, help please.

That being said, other people have been having the same issue with other laptops, same internal bluetooth and W7 but what worked for them doesn't seem to want to work for me.

On a side note it work's under Windows XP, just not W7.

A:Issues with Dell D400 Laptop, Dell 355 Bluetooth and W7

I opened the computer, removed the BT, rebooted, shut down, reinstalled the BT, rebooted and it's working now.

Hrmf...

Thanks anyway I guess.

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Inspirion17R 5720
When I try to boot up, the dell logon screen comes on for a second along with the progress bar at the bottom of screen, the progress bar does not fill with the color and the dell emblem goes away..... the circle of dots that should spin also does not spin anymore, just a black screen 

A:Dell Laptop will not finish Dell logon screen

Hi Raymond2013,
I will recommend you to run the diagnostics on your system to check the hardware functionality:

Restart your system and keep tapping 'F12' as soon as the Dell logo appears.
Highlight 'Diagnostics' using up/down arrow keys and press enter.

Please let me know if you get any error code/message.
In case the diagnostics pass, try to boot your system in ‘Safe mode with Networking’ from Advanced boot menu and see if it works:

Restart the system and keep tapping 'F8' as soon as the Dell logo appears.
Highlight 'Safe Mode with Networking' using arrow keys and press enter.

Note: If your system has Windows 8, F8 key will not work to bring up Advanced Boot menu. Try to boot your system for 3 times and it will automatically bring up the Advanced Boot menu.
Keep me posted. Please reply for any further questions.
To know more about Dell’s products, services and drivers & downloads, please go to http://dell.to/QjjZDA
 

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I own a Dell Latitude E6430.   I am looking for a Dell Companion 12000mAh or 18000mAh type of device to power and charge my Dell Lattitude E6430 when I am traveling (no outlet available).   When I view the compatibility list for both the Dell Companion 12000mAh and the 18000mAh I don't see the Dell Latitude E6430 in either list.  I went and purchased the 12000mAh and I am attempting to use this to charge and power my Dell Latitude E6430.  It powers my Dell Laptop for about a minute and then quits.   Is there a solution for this problem?   And/or is there another Dell Companion type device that I can purchase that is listed as 100% compatible with the Dell Latitude E6430?   I would like to either get this solution working or purchase the product that is listed as 100% compatible.  

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Aw 17r3 (6820hk, uhd display, 32gb ram, 980m 4gb, itb hdd, 256 gb samsung951 m2)  laptop just arrived from dell outlet, Win 10 is on slow hdd vs fast samsung 951 256gb already in it.  I specifically payed more to get the speed feature of os on fast drive.  I have and still own many alienware and dell products. First time I have been disappointed by performance, I am counting on them making it right - never had a problem before. AW has painfully slow load/boot speed - slower than 3 previous laptops.  Os should have been on fast drive.I have premiere care for 360 days.Will they correct it.suggestion: exchange my Samsung951 256 drive for one with os already on it. I have slow dsl speed so that solution would take forever.  dell please look at my registered devices, the quantity should show I am a fan. If anyone has done this before and has a step by step - let me know, in case I am left on my own.

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AW 17r3 (6820hk, uhd display, 32gb ram, 980m 4gb, itb hdd, 256 gb samsung951 m2)  laptop just arrived from dell outlet, Win 10 is on slow hdd vs fast samsung 951 256gb already in it.  I specifically payed more to get the speed feature of os on fast drive.  I have and still own many alienware and dell products. First time I have been disappointed by performance, I am counting on them making it right - never had a problem before. AW has painfully slow load/boot speed - slower than 3 previous laptops.  Os should have been on fast drive.I have premiere care for 364 days.Will they correct it.suggestion: exchange my Samsung951 256 drive for one with os already on it. I have slow dsl speed so that solution would take forever.  dell please look at my registered devices, the quantity should show I am a fan. If anyone has done this before and has a step by step - let me know, in case I am left on my own. Thanks.

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Hleping a friend who had so many viruses on his Dell B130 laptop that all we could do was to wipe it clean and reinstall windows. He does not have a driver disk so I went to Dell's support page and found all that I need. The problem is that I don't have internet access on the laptop that was reformatted. I tried to download to my computer but it wants to install the drivers.

How can I save the Dell drivers to a folder or even to a disk so that I can install and finish this installation?

I thought this would be easy as all the drivers are on Dell's site.

I tried to get to Chat with Dell and could not due to the computers service being over.

Thank you for any and all suggestions.

A:Dell Drivers for a Dell B130 Laptop

Anyone, including me (I don't have a Dell), can download Dell drivers to the desktop...and then burn them to CD.Just click the SAVE button, not the OPEN button for each driver package.http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/...tid=&impid=Louis

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I have a Windows 7 home premium Dell laptop that is on the older side. I needed to reformat it, but no longer have the disks it came with. I used a Win7 ISO to reformat, but it wont take the dell product key. I spoke to Dell support, and they stated that I needed to install Windows with a Dell recovery disk for the product key to work. Is there any way to use the existing product key when I no longer have the disk? Or is there any place I can get an ISO for the dell recovery disk?

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We got a new Dell machine with the Vista preinstalled. Employee wanted Ubuntu (how do ya blame him?) so he resized partitions and installed Ubuntu, but now Vista won't boot.

What can we do to get Vista to be happy again?

This howto:
http://www.pro-networks.org/forum/about78184.html#dualboot
says:
"DO NOT resize the Vista partition during the installation of the Linux distribution! Due to the change in NTFS versions, no Linux partitioning program, nor standard Windows partitioning programs, can properly alter the partition that Vista is installed to."
But we're too late for that...
 

A:Dell with Vista, resized NTFS partition for Ubuntu, now cannot boot Vista

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Hi everyone
Got a bit of a problem which I need help on please:

The screen has gone blank but works on an external monitor, this only started to happen after I let my son use my laptop, he and his friends have connected their iPads etc for films and music...but strangely, sometimes it comes on without any problem when I boot up as normal, so it is still working, this has happened on other occasions I am sure it can be rectified but I don't have a clue really. See below for what I have tried so far:

1. Checked monitor display - it shows the external monitor as the primary display only and I can't seem to get it to display the laptop monitor.

2. Checked the internet for possible solutions but could not properly understand everything to rectify the problem.


3. Could it possibly be anything to do with the amount of memory that has beenused up? (my son has used most of it for his music & films etc.)


Please help

Cheers folks

Kenny Khan
Wales, UK>

A:Laptop Screen gone blank on my Dell M1530 Laptop

Hi and welcome to TSF try page 42 here http://support.dell.com/support/edoc...RU335A01MR.pdf

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A company called TweakBit is relentlessly downloading software to my DELL Inspiron, informing me that my laptop has over 240 errors and offering to fix them if I purchase and install their software. They use the DELL trademark and also state that they are a Microsoft Partner, Norton Secured (using Microsoft and Norton trademarks), and are "100% Satisfaction Guaranteed" by an unnamed agency! They offer a 24/7 support number. I called the number and a man with a heavy Indian accent told me he knew nothing about DELL, Microsoft Partnership, or Norton! I found and deleted the TweakBit software installed on my laptop on 4/1/16. I removed it. It reinstalled on 4/2/16! Is this really a DELL sponsored product? The Geek Squad says that it is a scam! I purchased my laptop at Best Buy on 12/24/15. The undocumented software DELL had installed on the laptop downloaded malicious software from the internet! I had to perform a full system reset TWICE to get my computer to function properly!
I used to have great respect for DELL. NO MORE! How dare you deliver products with undocumented software installed! I have lost all confidence in DELL and I will never buy another DELL product! I wish I could return my Inspiron. It is an insecure device. I no longer trust it! I no longer trust DELL! I an going to contact Best But to see if I can return or exchange it for something trustworthy.
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A:TweakBit Software is downloading to my laptop posing as DELL software! Is DELL aware of this?

Hello Sir, I have already replied to the same post you left on Facebook, but would like to repeat my message here.
We are sorry you had a negative experience with your computer that involved TweakBit products. I would like to clarify a couple of things so there are no misunderstandings. TweakBit does not come pre-installed on Dell computers and does not get installed automatically without user consent. We are in fact a Microsoft Gold Application Development partner and we do use Norton to test our software and certify it as virus-free. The only place in our software where you could have seen a mention of Dell would be the section that contains information on your computer system. Our software displays your computer brand, model and specs for your convenience, as many users have no idea where to locate this info when faced with the need to do maintenance on their computer or to call support.
I can assure you that TweakBit software is neither malware, nor does it contain any malware. We take customer safety very seriously and work with every complaint until the issue is resolved to the customer’s satisfaction. Our software comes with an unconditional 30-day money back guarantee, so if you purchased any of our products and did not like how they worked, you can submit a request at tweakbit.com/support/contact/ for an immediate refund.
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I've seen this problem on this forum but can't find anything that I haven't tried yet. Here’s my problem; I've spent the last 3 weeks talking with Dell to resolve the issue. They have taken remote access, replaced my mother board and Ethernet cable + I have made numerous changes with Dell guidance and nothing has worked. I have also talked to my service provider who replaced my router and still nothing.

I am now at the point where i still have the DNS look up issue and neither Dell or my service provider are accepting responsibility for the fault..........
My only work around is to unplug my Ethernet cable and plug back in. This seems to interrupt a signal and get me on line.
I would really appreciate your help.
 

A:Vista DNS Look Up Failure. Dell Inspiron Vista.

sounds like a firewall issue to me
first step

follow advice here and post the logs those programs make
 

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Loaded dell disc with vista and don't like it. How do I
get back to my vaio vista operating system? It's still in
the laptop memory as a file but I can't figure out how to load it, I had back up on my old windows, however the new installation don't find any restore points. can any one help me?

A:dell vista loaded on top of vaio vista

The Dell DVD probably overwrote your VAIO recovery partition. You can try to invoke it - usually with F10 key during boot-up. If not you will need replacement recovery DVDs from Sony. HP charges about USD $25.

http://esupport.sony.com/


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Just to say thanks for the answer to my previous question but here's a new one:

My Dell laptop just died. I am computer illiterate so all I know is how to get the harddrive out of my dead laptop. The reason I need it is that I did not backup my info so I need to transfer it to the new laptop. I am not sure if I am supposed to take out the harddrive on the new laptop and replace it with this old one so that I can back up the data and then switch the harddrives. Or hopefully if there is a way that I can back up my older harddrive externally without having to put it inside my laptop?
 

A:Dell laptop harddrive...can I use it externally to another laptop?

Since it won't boot in a different machine, putting in the other laptop won't do you any good. Look for an external case with a USB connection so you can use it is an external backup drive after you empty it.
 

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I want to view Netflix "view now" videos online with an external monitor. What's the easiest way to accomplish this?

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Adding a 22" Dell External Monitor to 15" Dell M70 Laptop

Get a 22" Dell monitor and connect it to the vga port on your laptop. There is an Fn + (some other key) that will enable the external monitor. You can press the Fn+(some other key) combination so that either the laptop display is used, the external display is used or have it set so both are used for the display. Typically the combination is the Fn key plus one of the F keys at the top of you keyboard.
 

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I am trying to take back up of the files from my Laptop.
I used it for 2-3 days. 
Stages followed. 
I connected my laptop with a hard disk.
1. Welcome
2. Factory recovery media. After starting the application, following error poped up:an error occurred while creating the factory recovery media dell
3. Data back up to hard disk. No issues for this point
4. Finish

A:New laptop 5558 Windows 8.1 Dell recovery and Back up, Error: an error occurred while creating the factory recovery media dell

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I am attempting to connect my Vista Basic Desktop to my Vista Home Premium Laptop via my Linksys WRT54G wireless router. I currently have all firewalls disabled and have my desktop connected to the router via ethernet cable and the laptop connected wirelessly...

My desktop and laptop are both recognizing eachother but when I attempt to connect to one another I am getting errors or password requests. I will break down the issues from each computer.

Desktop:

When I open the network I see my Laptop, when I double click to open the sharing folders I am prompted for a username and password... I entered my WPA username and password and was given an error that information was incorrect... I tried many variations of this and came up with the same error.

Laptop:

When I attempt to connect to the Desktop via the Laptop it attempts and gives me a error stating to \\DESKTOP could not be connected please check spelling...

I am at a loss for words... I have search high and low for a solution and am now posting here in a last attempt to determine my problem.

PLEASE HELP!

Urban

A:Connecting Vista Basic Desktop to Vista Premium Laptop via wireless router

Urban,

I'm having the same problems. And I can't this crap to
work either. I'm about ready to call a geek ! Or just
forget about it.

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Hi,

I have a couple of Windows XP computers and a couple of Vista computers. I share files, printers etc. and it all runs great.

One of the family has been away, and now they have come back their laptop won't connect to the XP computers. It connects to the Vista (and Win7) computers just fine.

It must be something wrong with the laptop, as my other Vista/Win7 computers connect fine to the XP ones perfectly.
I have tried disabling firewalls.

The error I get is:
Windows Cannot Access \\COMPNAME

If I click diagnose I get:
"COMPNAME" is not a valid hostname

The laptop is running Windows Vista Home 32bit with SP1, using it's wireless connection. One of the XP machines is wireless, the other is wired and both are XP Pro 32bit with SP3.

Can anybody help me out please?
Many thanks...

A:Windows Vista laptop not connecting to XP machines. Other vista computers are fine...

I have a similar issue with my new Vista 64 Home Premium HP Laptop as well
Actually I can see the share folders from the XP (to the laptop) but I get a access error when vista trys to connects to the XP Desktop.

It could be norton but it seems unlikely...as the XP connect ok to the Vista Laptop

after some googles and so forth I have not found a soultion yet

Kevin

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I have the laptop hard drive with Vista Ultimate 64 bit installed(Disk E) with one partition(Disk G) connected via sata to my desktop with Vista Ultimate 32 bit Installed.

I can gain access to the partition(Disk G) just fine but when I try to access the main disk(E) Windows explorer freezes (or takes a long time to load the disk),restarts and then asks me to reformat Disk E.



I'm thinking two things could cause this.

1. Disk E has Vista Ultimate 64bit as the OS and my desktop with Vista Ultimate 32bit simply can't access it due to the known compatibility issues 64 bit os's are known for..

2. or because I put a password on my laptop in order to log into Vista Ultimate 64bit ?

I just got a Sata/ide to usb adapter, when I plug in the laptop hard drive to my desktop via usb it installs the Hitachi drivers but I dont see the actual drive in my computers..

this is the one I got

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812232002

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Hi everybody!

I've been trying to figure out a problem on my girlfriends laptop for some time now but I haven't found the reason for why it acts as it does. Therefore, I'm now hoping for a little assistance from the champs of this site :-)

Problem: For no apparent reason the HD of the laptop, an Acer Aspire 5052 running Vista Home Basic (1GB, 120GBHD), starts working excessively, making the the computer slower and slower for in the end to ... well... crash and restart. :-|

I've been trying several angles to find/solve the problem:
* Turning off applications that are not needed via msconfig
* Using SpyBot SD to check and fix the system.
* Made full scans with AVG free antivirus.
Furthermore, I've turned off and uninstalled toolbars and such other stuff she might have gotten by downloading software (Yahoo toolbar etc.) Basically, I've tried as much as I can to bring the computer to a "zen" state with nothing else but necessary things on it ;-)

Nevertheless, without any warning, the HD sometimes just starts crunching and renders the laptop unusable. I've tried to wait it out, to see if whatever task its performaning might come to an end, but after 45 mins of waiting we went out to take a coffee. When we came back, the computer had restarted! In other words, when left to run to the end it seems to swamp itself until it commits harakiri! Normally we get impatient before that and just turn off the laptop the hard way :-)

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Hello everyone! I am new to this forum but have used many different help forums in the past. I found this site while googling my problem. I hope someone can help me figure this out.

Problem: I try to summarize the best I can.

I'm working somone's computers who wants to network them together. This is what they have.
1. Dell Inspirion Desktop running Windows Vista Home Premium 64 Bit.
2. Dell Inspirion Laptop running Windows vista Home 32 bit.
3. D-Link wireless router. (not sure of the model)
4. Comcast Cable for their ISP.

The Desktop is connected by Ethernet connection but has a wireless connection also.
The laptop is connected Wireless.
Both computers connect to the internet without any problems.
The desktop computer is able to see the files that are shared on the laptop; however the laptop cannot see the files that are shared on the desktop computer.

When I open Networking and Sharing Center on the laptop and view computers and devices, it only shows the laptop computer and the router. However when I click show full map I can see the desktop computer.

If I'm on the desktop and do the same steps I can see the laptop in view computers and devices and also the files that are shared.

I've verified that both units are set to Private Networking. I've verified that they both are in the same WORKGROUP which I have called MSHOME. I've check all that I can think of.

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Hi,

I'm having an issue, trying to setup a home network, my main pc is directly connected to the internet via ethernet cable, I am trying to get my laptop to connect to my main pc, so it can share files etc, I have got it to the point where it can 'see' my mainpc, but it is saying the network path is not found. From my Main pc, I can see my laptop, and can access the files on it, why can I not do this, the other way round.

Really would appreciate your help.
Thanks
Lynda
 

A:Networking Vista wireless laptop to vista main pc

Can you ping the "main pc" by IP address? By name? If yes to both questions what happen when you type into the Run box

\\IPof_mainpc

where "IPof_mainpc" is the IP address of the "main pc"?
 

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I spent hours making a new file and form on the laptop...
Tried to transfer it to PC only to get an error message, about wrong format.
Both are using word2000 program.

any suggestions?
sorry this is so short for my first post... I am already late for work.
I just stumbled across this forum.
 

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I'm running home edition in both and trying to export contacts from old vista laptop to flash drive, then import to 'people' on win 10 laptop . Do I do it as csv -common separated values ...or vCards (folder of .vcf files)
thanks in anticipation of a solution.

A:Moving contacts data from vista laptop to win 10 laptop

Hi Pjollop, I'm sure someone has much clearer picture on this, but my impression is that the traditional address book seems to have gone, part of a trend in Windows design from Vista onwards particularly.
"Today, there seems to be no substantive reason to have Windows Contacts. You can use it with other applications, such as Outlook and Windows Mail, but those applications have their own address books. Moreover, if you use another type of e-mail, such as Gmail or Yahoo! Mail, then you most surely use the address book with those."
What is the Windows Contacts Folder and Why Do You Need it?

Note that the contacts folder still exists, and clicking on a .contact entry in it produces a relevant Window.
Despite there being an entry there, the People app shows no contacts, indicating it knows nothing of the old format and does not use that folder.

"Open with" on a *.contact file shows it is associated with 'Windows Contacts', yet there seems to be neither a known program nor exe of such name.

It is also very hard to find any relevant info on this topic for Windows 10.

Fortunately I use Thunderbird... long deterred from relying on Windows email clients after MS chopping and changing - we'll have one, no we won't- we'll change the email client - we'll leave most of the client in but won't make it available- etc.

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Hi all,

Question is as per the subject line but the reason I ask is that although each laptop is visible to the other in Devices and Printers when I try to send a file from the Vista laptop to the Win 7 laptop I get a message failure message. On the Win 7 machine when I click the the bluetooth icon in the systray the option to 'Allow a Device to connect' is greyed-out and there is no alert that a device is trying to connect. A far as I can tell the bluetooth settings on both laptops are OK, adding a device was OK with the passwork handshake completed without problem.

Is this a driver issue, settings issue, or summat else?

Ta.

A:Can I transfer files from Vista laptop to Win 7 laptop via bluetooth?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by kanangus


Hi all,

Question is as per the subject line but the reason I ask is that although each laptop is visible to the other in Devices and Printers when I try to send a file from the Vista laptop to the Win 7 laptop I get a message failure message. On the Win 7 machine when I click the the bluetooth icon in the systray the option to 'Allow a Device to connect' is greyed-out and there is no alert that a device is trying to connect. A far as I can tell the bluetooth settings on both laptops are OK, adding a device was OK with the passwork handshake completed without problem.

Is this a driver issue, settings issue, or summat else?

Ta.



Couple of questions

Are you using "homegroup" for networking?

Is there no other way you can transfer like wifi (its faster)?

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Hello Tech members
I'm getting a new Dell laptop computer, it'll have Vista home premium installed as standard when it arrives.

I've also got my existing 'full version' WinXP professional, which i'd also like to use on the new laptop also, so......

...whats the best and easiest way to have it dual boot, or, is there software out there which can create the nescessary patition, help to install my XPpro, and then set the computer up to dual boot all automatically.

...or..do i have to do it the long-winded way.i.e split the hardrive (360gig) into two partitions ('C at 240gig and 'E' at 120gig),install XPpro on 'E', and set up a boot menu like in the days when i upgarded a Win 98 computer to Win2000pro.

Whats the easiest?, if anyone knows of a suitable software solution to do the job, it would really help.

kind regards
 

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